Timberwolves power forward/center Kevin Garnett crashed into the NBA directly from high school, but his lanky frame would not wilt against bigger and tougher opposition.
His entry would impress a massive impact in the league, as would his cracking dunks on the basketball court, and the more people would wonder who this kid from Greenville, South Carolina was, the more amazed they would be of his abilities.
Kevin Garnett’s success has made him amass over $335 million for his on-court earnings alone in a span of 21 NBA seasons, and now at 40 years of age.
He’s come back from the Brooklyn Nets, where his career has started, fitting for a final season in the league, or has it practically ended already? NBA rumors speculate.
According to a report by Forbes Kevin Garnett is now in an advanced stage of discussions with the Timberwolves for a possible buyout that would make him a free agent. The said deal has not come up with an amount yet, but the sure Hall of Fame athlete was scheduled to get $8M for the 2016-17 season.
Kevin Garnett averaged 3.2 points and 3.9 rebounds per game last season, but his influence is more felt as a mentor to their young athletes such as Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine.
“We have to decide, in the next couple weeks, if he’s going to play or not play. I’m waiting for him. I sent him a message, told him, ‘I need you to make a decision.’ I just haven’t heard from him.’’ Team owner Glen Taylor said in a report by Star Tribune.
Will Kevin Garnett retire or is this tantamount to a retirement?
With the camp opening to close, without a substantive deal NBA rumors point out it may mean he won’t be back for another season.
Prior to his return from Brooklyn, he openly stated that he wanted the Wolves to be his last stop. So it’s unlikely that he’ll play for another team once he becomes a free agent, although that’s still technically possible.
It’s also possible that he may be own the Timberwolves franchise as reported by CBS. Kevin Garnett has talked about his dream of owning the team someday, and starting last season, he’s focused himself more on mentoring their young talents.
So, to answer the question, will Kevin Garnett retire? Probably, and it may just be the start of something bigger.
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